2017 Colorectal Cancer Screening Grant Awards Announced!
We are pleased to announce the recipients of Maine Cancer Foundation's recent grants to increase and improve colorectal cancer screenings in Maine. Four organizations received a combined total of $344,025 over two years.
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in Maine. Screening for colorectal cancer can help prevent the disease by detecting precancerous cells or growths (polyps) in the colon and rectum so they can be removed. It also can detect colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most successful in lowering the risk of dying from colon cancer.
Amount awarded: $99,832
Amount awarded: $99,627
Amount awarded: $100,000
Amount awarded: $44,566